Taoiseach Enda Kenny: primary school pupils have “a far better view than Sinn Féin appear to have” on water charges. Photograph: Photocall

Noisy protests, water charges, and big people who don’t believe one another

Vincent Browne: “Oh, dear God, I couldn’t get out, I COULDN’T GET OUT!  What happened to Joan Burton is nothing compared to that stuff in there.”    Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Government in complete flap over deepening crisis, Opposition sensing blood and hard left believing Revolution finally about (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: went and ruined everything by announcing she wasn’t going to beat her way into the Dáil chamber, resume her sit-in and force the ushers to carry her out. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House in the 1970s sounds like great fun

Tánaiste Joan Burton: Trapped for over two hours in her car at the weekend by a baying mob and yesterday, trapped in the Chamber for over 40 minutes and fearing her ears were about to bleed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

‘They were all ears - remorseful and ready to hear what representatives of the people had to say’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings yesterday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach faces anxious wait to see if water charge measures can restore calm

Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shane Ross found out it can sometimes be hard to spend a penny in Leinster House

Gerry Adams: delivered victim-centred reproach in response to allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

None in Dáil other than his followers bought the Sinn Féin leader’s defence

Joe Higgins: said Enda Kenny had to be protected by gardaí as a result of popular discontent.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There are only seven more sleepless nights until Enda Kenny tells all

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton  arriving at the Fr Frank Brown photography exhibition  in Farmleigh yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ICA ladies were disappointed that they didn't get to meet the Taoiseach in Leinster House. Luckily, a well-known comedy impre(...)

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